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Poster: Moongleam Date: Oct 28, 2010 7:31am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: and ...Another 30 movies in question

Films released after 1963 need no renewal.


Poster: Video-Cellar Date: November 07, 2008 07:11:23am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Quick questions on PD films pre-1978

Basically you can search for any copyright office record 1978
onwards online. This means registrations and renewals. Because
movies had to be renewed in their 28th year after publication,
renewals are available for films back to 1950.

In the early 90s the Berne implimentation act took away the need
to renew. So only items made before 1 Jan 1964 need to be
renewed.

Up until 1978 films required a copyright notice. No copyright
notice put the film instantly in the public domain.

If a film released between 1 Jan 1978 and 1 March 1989 had not
copyright notice it could be registered with 5 years of
publication to get copyright protection.

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Poster: k-otic Date: Oct 28, 2010 9:21am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: and ...Another 30 movies in question

I know ... but the problem is that with most of my copies the end credits are missing or cut short .. and some of the start credits seem to be incomplete.
I was hoping that some one knows a list or catalogue where such titles with no/wrong or incomplete copyright notice are listed

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